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A Message From Ms. Loy, Principal

November 2017

Dear Hacienda Families,

It definitely doesn’t feel like Autumn, and as I write this it is a toasty 88 degrees outside! I am longing for the crisp air, falling leaves, and a bit of rain, that tells me Fall is here. We are wrapping up conference week, and with Halloween already in the history books, it feels funny to have Fall Festival still ahead, this coming Friday. 

I’m looking forward to working at the A-mazo game, and seeing all of the fun activities at Fall Festival. It will be a treat to see our students and families having such a wonderful time, enjoying delightful food, playing games, participating in the cake and pumpkin walk, and more.

November 11th is Veteran’s Day, which falls on a Saturday this year. As a result, Veteran’s Day observed will be on Friday, November 10th, and school will resume Monday, November 13th. Enjoy this three day weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), in honor of the service provided by our military veterans.

Traffic seems to be moving pretty well around Hacienda.  Please note, though, that it is always appreciated when drivers take care not block our neighbors’ driveways.
Also, when you pull in to the drop off area in the parking lot in front of the school, please be sure to pull all the way up to the blue gate before your child exits the vehicle.  Just this week as I returned to school from a meeting, I was unable to enter the driveway due to a vehicle that had stopped near the entrance, rather than pulling all the way up. And of course, always have your child exit from the passenger side of the vehicle to ensure their safety (not the driver’s side). 

You may have noticed a group of people walking around the admin building this last week. We are moving forward with the admin reconfiguration construction project, to provide more working space for employees using Measure H funds. The folks who were here were contractors, visiting the site to prepare for submitting bids. If all goes well, we hope to start construction on the remodel in December!

Since November is the month that we traditionally give thanks, I would like to express my deepest gratitude for all of you. I am truly blessed to be in a position that allows me to serve wonderful children and their families on a daily basis. Your kindness and generosity never cease to amaze me.

I would like to wish each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving, as it is right around the corner, and hope that the holidays (should you celebrate them) shine bright.

Now let’s hope for some Fall weather!

Warm regards,

Carmen Loy

SJUSD Family University

Save the dates for Family-U

San José Unified believes that family engagement is an essential component in the educational success of students. We are committed to establishing a positive, collaborative relationship with every family. We also acknowledge that the adults in our students’ families aspire to learn how to actively engage in their children’s education, both at home and at school.

Our Family University program offers a series of interactive classes and workshops over the course of a single Saturday, when parents can get support and tips for everything from reading with their elementary students to helping high schoolers apply for college.

We’ll offer three “Family-U” sessions throughout the 2017-2018 school year, all at Hoover Middle School. Make sure to save the dates and register ASAP:

Fall Session - Leading Together
Saturday, November 18, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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Mini Session - Transitions
Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Spring Session - Learning Together
Saturday, March 24, 2018
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Educational Equity and Leadership Development/Family Engagement